Diddy’s Press Play Debuts at #1

diddy.jpgWeeks of whirlwind promotional efforts paid off for Sean “Diddy” Combs this week as he landed the #1 album in the country with his fifth studio LP, Press Play. Diddy moved 170,000 copies of the new disc, beating out pop singer JoJo for this week’s top debut. Other debuts this week include Xzibit with his latest disc Full Circle, which bowed at #50 with slightly under 18,000 in sales. Hi Tek, who has helped craft hits for some of hip-hop’s biggest names, lands at #38 after moving about 22,000 units of Hi Teknology 2: The Chip. The Swishahouse compilation disc, The Day Hell Broke Loose 3, lands at #72 with just under 13,000 in sales.

  • bank$

    111111111st bitches (and i dont write rhymes i write checks)

  • Playboi

    first bitch

  • SwaggaInt.Me Be INC.LLC DON!

    1st

  • SwaggaInt.Me Be INC.LLC DON!

    2nd

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngbroadway Bundles

    With all the promotion he did for this album, that’s kinda low.

  • Fuck gayme

    5th
    get that swishahouse joint!!! its bangin

  • Seriously lacking Game

    More like press record and cop some decent shit. Fucking punk.

  • Killa

    Dang!!!!!! that’s all Diddy sold after all his damn promotion everywhere, times are hard, people really ain’t buying cds anymore, he did worse then Janet and Luda.

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  • BirdsFlySouth

    duke drove across the country and spent millions on TV time.
    170,000 lol!

  • http://www.hotmail.com suparaoul

    170 000 people who know nothing about hip hop.
    Fuck them!!

  • Harlem G

    you know XXL wasnt gonna mention how bad Banks is floppin, 50 would have this whole site deleted! lol!

    I told yall banks wasnt gonna do shit!

  • Tukrazy

    The only rappers to push platinum this year are TI and Chamillionaire. Does anyone thik Jay-Z or The Game will flop?

    I was pulling for Diddy to sell more, but I didn’t cop the album either.

  • 420PURP

    the internet fucked up these niggas numbers,x only 18k thats fucked up!!!

  • Harlem G

    once again, “Like Father, Like Son” is gonna outsell the numbers that Banks and Diddy put up, bet that….

  • DREDRICK TATUM

    ALL THAT PROMOTION AND HE ONLY SOLD 170,000? CONSIDERING THAT HE’S NOT TALENTED, I GUESS I SHOULD NOT BE SHOCKED! THEN AGAIN, HIS PREVIOUS ALBUMS DID WELL. IT’S NOT LIKE HE HAD TALENT THEN EITHER. NOT ONLY IS HIP HOP DEAD, THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS DEAD!

  • reezbo56

    LOL! Hip Hop is dying, people r getting tired of the same ol’ artist putting out the same ol’ material, nothing new, no creativity, no objectivity, no ambition. Nah fam! u can fool the people sometime but u cn’t full al the people al the time. It’s time to move on to someting else: May be African folk music? LOL

  • Millo from the Island

    Music that anit really your’s … that’s what sell’s?????

    Fuck outta herreee!!!
    Nigga’s who COP that shitz is plain wack!!!
    FUCK BAD BOY!!!
    I still love you Biggie!!!(NO HOMO)

  • http://xxl.com fresh2def

    well what can i say…. for someone who promoted their album alot and 4 da first single doing a pop song with the lead pussy catdoll,and selling only 170,000 units that is a bit WEAK! and 4 x-zibit album ,which was 10 times better than his last album, to sell ONLY UNDER 18,000 units , all i can say is that ‘i feel 4 u homie!

    4 PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WID ME, DNT BE BE SHY TO MAKE A COMMENT

  • http://xxl.com fresh2def

    well what can i say …. for someone who promoted his album alot and 4 his lead single he did a pop song wid 1 of da lead pusscat dolls, selling only 170,000 , dats fucked up!
    and 4 x-zibit’s album ,which was 10 times better than his last album, to sell ONLY UNDER 18,000 units , all i can say is that ‘i feel 4 u homie!

    2 ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WID DIS COMMENT, DONT BE SHY TO COMMENT ABOUT IT!

  • http://xxl.com fresh2def

    well what can i say… 4 someone who promoted his album alot and his lead single was a pop song wid the lead pussy cat doll,only selling 170,000 units dats a bit fucked up!
    and 4 x-zibit album ,which was 10 times better than his last album, to sell ONLY UNDER 18,000 units , all i can say is that ‘i feel 4 u homie!

  • http://xxl.com fresh2def

    well what can i say… 4 someone who promoted his album alot and his lead single was a pop song wid the lead pussy cat doll,only selling 170,000 units dats a bit fucked up!
    and 4 x-zibit album ,which was 10 times better than his last album, to sell ONLY UNDER 18,000 units , all i can say is that ‘i feel 4 u homie!

    2 ANYONE WHO DIS AGREES WID DIS COMMENT, DONT BE SHY TO COMMENT ABOUT IT!

  • http://myspace.com/amnjordan jordan-philly

    well i’m not surprised…the hottest track is the one with nas and cee-lo…

    …xzibit put an album out???

  • jnice

    diddy is garbage

  • 40calKissjr

    I aint expect for Puff to sell this much to be honest. Shit, he sold a little over 100,000 less than Luda. The way the south is going right now, i expected Luda to at least go gold in his first week. It dont matta the nigga still was number one. Wat the fuck did Lloyd Banks do his first week after going gold the first week off of Hunger for More. He beat out pop muhfuckas and all that shit. I would give a fuck if it was 50,000 it still was the number one album in the FUCKIN COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!1

    p.s. I dont even like duke since he pulled all dat shiny suit shit on my d-block niggas trying to have them dancing around and shit. dont get me wrong fucking around a lil bit having a good time aint neva hurt nobody, for him to make it like dats wat dem niggas was all about was straight stupid on his part. if he could go back, i bet he would do dat shit different

  • SUPERMAN

    Killa Says:

    October 25th, 2006 at 10:56 am
    Dang!!!!!! that’s all Diddy sold after all his damn promotion everywhere, times are hard, people really ain’t buying cds anymore, he did worse then Janet and Luda.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    EXACTLY!
    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH HIP HOP? HOW IS THIS THE NUMBER #1 MUSIC GENRE WHEN JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE OUTSOLD EVERY MOTHERFUCKIN HIP HOP ARTIST WHO DROPPED THIS YEAR? GODDAMN.

  • mac

    i knew that was gonna be #1, no offense

  • Prince Of The South

    More like Press Pause. I actually went out and bought the album thinking that Diddy wasn’t going to make too bad of an album, but I’m a huge bad boy fan and I can’t even make it to the mary J record, one of the two good record on there. He had some good writers, but Diddy can’t rap, never could. After all that promotion that he put in that’s all he got? He spent too much money for ads and that two hours on clear channel to do 170. Just shows you that Payola never works in the end because if people don’t like it, it doesn’t matter how much you pay DJs to play the record because if we don’t want it we won’t buy it.

  • http://www.nyce.co.za THE GAME CUMIN SOON

    Bt ibet diddy wil stop at nuthin juz 2go plat..THE GAME CUMIN SOON

  • frankwhite45

    That aint that bad for a non rapper myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • Prince Of The South

    He had the number one album with all that radio play(Payola) and promotion and did 170,000. Warner bought a good deal of them them, wait until next week. He’ll drop another 60%. Diddy cool but he’ll be lucky to go gold. He sold 50% of Bad Boy to Warner like a idiot. If this cd doesn’t go platinum then he’ll be in serious trouble. All that money alone that was spent on producers for the album. Yung Joc isn’t platium, Danity Kane isn’t platinum and Cassie isn’t even past 300,000 yet. That won’t get it with them. He better hope Danity Kane and Joc sell a million because he’s vunerable. Warner got 50% of Bad Boy and if he doesn’t shape up he’ll lose his company.

  • Kid Blud

    Like Father Like Son is going to beat that

  • Daf

    JT has talent thats why he out sold this wack bitches diddy always been wack to me 170k good for him hip hop will land on its feet when Game; Jay-z, and Eminem drop I’m sure

  • Carolina Finest

    Well i guess alot of people didnt press play.P.diddy is shittin bricks right now he wants to press a gun 2 his head and blow his brains out they need to have a press conference at atlantic cause the peer pressure of downloading is getting personal and its becoming a problem.No one has patience 2 anticiPate for ya album 2 drop.Plus puffy spent a good penny to promote press play and the soundscan isnt impressive but he tried so give him a pat on the back.who pays for music probaly only 20 percent of its listeners.The public needs to pay attention to this.He pushed so hard and yet hes dissapointed who can you point the finger to. He had good production and still no progress.Only 170,000 picked his album up off the shelf. he also had to pay his ghostwirters for publishing.Pay attention to this and peace out cause Im out of “P” words punkasses!

    PRESS PLAY take that take that do it do it!

  • vindi

    Tukrazy Says:

    October 25th, 2006 at 11:36 am
    The only rappers to push platinum this year are TI and Chamillionaire. Does anyone thik Jay-Z or The Game will flop?

    I was pulling for Diddy to sell more, but I didn’t cop the album either.

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    good point jay-z may only do 200,000 1st wk considering his single got on/off response plus nobody’s buying CDs in general no more

    http://www.myspace.com/vindiakaleon
    http://www.soundclick.com/se23sfinest

  • vindi

    fresh2def Says:

    and 4 x-zibit’s album ,which was 10 times better than his last album, to sell ONLY UNDER 18,000 units , all i can say is that ‘i feel 4 u homie!
    ———————————-

    xzibit doin them numbers is gd cos he’s on koch records a.k.a. indie label he will get at least $7 a disc compared 2 banks gettin $0.80 per disc sold DO THE MATH!

    http://www.myspace.com/vindiakaleon
    http://www.soundclick.com/returnofthearchitect

  • Uncle Murda

    lol lol BOOTLEG! i d/l that shit but i trasshed it shit waz homo

  • New York Nigga

    everybody is bootleggin. i dont kno wat da music industry is goin to do bout it but they betta do sumptin fast Diddy sellin that many copies iz weurd

  • 123

    Fuck Banks!
    Fuck Xzibit!
    Fuck Them All.

  • Carolina Finest

    Well i guess alot of people didnt press play.P.diddy is shittin bricks right now he wants to press a gun 2 his head and blow his brains out they need to have a press conference at atlantic cause the peer pressure of downloading is getting personal and its becoming a problem.No one has patience 2 anticiPate for ya album 2 drop.Plus puffy spent a good penny to promote press play and the soundscan isnt impressive but he tried so give him a pat on the back.who pays for music probaly only 20 percent of its listeners.The public needs to pay attention to this.He pushed so hard and yet hes dissapointed who can you point the finger to. He had good production and still no progress.Only 170,000 picked his album up off the shelf. he also had to pay his ghostwirters for publishing.Pay attention to this and peace out cause Im out of “P” words punkasses!

    PRESS PLAY take that take that do it do it!

  • http://xxl.com fresh2def

    VINDI says:

    xzibit doin them numbers is gd cos he’s on koch records a.k.a. indie label he will get at least $7 a disc compared 2 banks gettin $0.80 per disc sold DO THE MATH!
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    it dont matter want label your signed 2, at da end da day if your album sells only under 18,000 units dats a flop. wheathers its x-zibit or any artists in the music indistry u dnt sign up to a label to sell 18,000 copies

  • smirks

    I like most people obviously got the good songs from the net free not to mention all the not so good songs. I went in looked at the cds but didn’t buy any. When we walk in to the record store and pick up that cd their ain’t gonna be any surprise. Why don’t they just change the game completly, i mean who in their right mind would go out and say pay 250,000 for 1 hit song when at beast you only break into 6 digits. Xzibit/Hi-tek knew and went small scale which is smart why go all out when it doesn’t sell not like a cheap computer. The big umbrellas gonna be fine but they are structured to take hits its the smaller ones the new ones that will not be offered the worlds markets and its gonna suck when all we get is mixtape cuts.

  • SUPERMAN

    ARTISTS NEED TO DROP THEIR ALBUMS TWO OR THREE WEEKS (MAXIMUM) AFTER THEIR HITS GET AIRPLAY AND THEN DROP THE SECOND HIT THE WEEK BEFORE THE ALBUM DEBUTS SO THEY CAN GET MORE PEOPLE TO BUY. WHEN YOU DROP A HIT 5-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE THE ANTICIPATION WEARS OUT AND EVERYONE JUST BOOTLEGS. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU WERE PROMISED A RELEASE NEXT WEEK AND WHEN YOU GO TO PICK UP THE CD TO YOUR SURPRISE ITS BEEN DELAYED AND PUSHED BACK MONTHS LATER. THAT IS A TREND TODAY NOT ONLY IN MUSIC BUT VIDEO GAMES AS WELL. THERE IS WAY TOO MANY UNDELIVERED PROMISES IN THE INDUSTRY. THEY SCREW THEMSELVES OVER AND ONLY HAVE THEMSELVES TO BLAME. UNLESS THEYRE EXACTLY SURE THE ALBUM WILL DROP ON THE SCHEDULED DATE, DONT MAKE ANY PROMISES. I FOR ONE HATE THAT WITH A PASSION. EVEN THOUGH I BOUGHT BANKS ALBUM I HAD CAKE AND HANDS UP LIKE 3-4 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. AND THIS WEBSITE HAD LIKE EVERY DAMN SONG LEAKED. WTF IS WRONG WITH MUSIC?

  • http://XXLMAG.com Young Gutta(long live da king) MW

    Harlem G and 420purp the only niggas talking bout something! Jump off that 1st bullshit! Anyways P diddy shit was baught by 170,000 mutha fuckas in the mental institute.Too damn old man!! sit down and make some mutha fucking clothes cause that’s the only thing im buying from yo ass. Keep them jeans coming!!

  • http://XXLMAG.com Young Gutta(long live da king) MW

    Harlem G and 420purp the only niggas talking bout something! Jump off that 1st bullshit! Anyways P diddy shit was baught by 170,000 mutha fuckas in the mental institute.Too damn old man!! sit down and make some mutha fucking clothes cause that’s the only thing im buying from yo ass. Keep them jeans coming!!niggas

  • she

    Luda sold more than his ass and admittley its better than Press Play.

    I bootleg for a good purpose.I listen to the material and if I like more than 5 songs I actually go buy the album.I bootleg Diddy cause I felt well people were saying it was good and was not impressed.I don’t wanna promote crap and put money in their pocket.Hell no!So I think bootlegging is ok because as commercial hip hop has become they put out boo boo and try to put ass in ya ears.Don’t feed to the hype of Diddy,he is out for himself.Why should I pick up an album when he puts out crap like Youn Joc, Cassie and Danity Kane?Pshhh please!

  • 40calKissjr

    diddy betta go plat along with game, jigga, and, of course, THE GHOST (STYLES P FOR U DUMMIES) IF RAT-ILLIONAIR, MY FAULT, I MEAN CHAMILLIONAIRE WENT PLAT. SHIT WHILE YALL BULLSHITTIN, BUSTA HAD SOME SERIOUS PROMOTIONS TOO. WAT R HIS NUMBERS TO-DATE? I MEAN HE SHOULD BE CATCHING MORE FLACK THAN DIDDY CUZ HE’S ACTUALLY A RAPPER.

  • jon-jon 23

    Nobody’s buying albums anymore, least of all the type of garbage “Puffy” puts out. Besides rappers are arrogant bragging about what they driving and how they livin’ like they better than the average nigga. Just goes to show, if “the average nigga” don’t buy your shit you don’t eat.

  • Galil ( Never forget 2pac 1971-1996)

    Everybody knows that P.Diddy has spend more money on promotion 4 this bullshit album. So fuck P.Diddy cause he has spend more money on this album than he will earn on this album. P.Diddy is a bitch and everybodys knows that. Look out 4 The Games new album instead of Press Play “The Doctors Advocate” 14th November.

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    damn thats fucked up as shit with X’s album he had to have done more…wow

    he did release his sinle a bit late too and he aint have much promotion

    BUT DAMN THAT’S ALL DIDDY SOLD HAHAHA

    and fuck Banks its gonna take him so long to go GOLD…Luda in his third week sold almost as much as BANKS!!!

    Banks has not even hit 200,000 copies yet and his first album did 400,000 IN HIS FIRST WEEK!! damn Game and the internet fucked G-Unit up

    Doctor’s Advocate in stores 11/14
    Nas and JAy-Z droppin too

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    and to dude a few ppl up..Busta went gold months ago but idk about platinumm

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    Rappers who went Platinum this year:
    T.I.
    Chamillionaire
    Bun B.
    Juvenile
    Three 6 Mafia

    Rappers who went Gold:
    E-40
    Busta Rhymes
    Ludacris
    Young Dro
    Ice Cube

    Rappers who flopped:
    EVERYONE ELSE (no disrespect to some of them tho lol)

  • mark-1

    170!! dats it! isn’t it ironic how the album is called “Press Play” but yet u feel the need to “skip” thru every song!? lol… anyway noones sellin anymore! da last rapper ta go plat 1st week is eminem and dat was almost 5 years ago! recently kanye did over 800,000 1st week (late registration) an ti did 5k (KING).. but otha than dat folks is floppin.. BIG TIME!
    also he claims dat badboy is back.. bad boy wont be back till someone goes platnum and makes badboy sum bad $$$!
    collectively every artist on badboy sold about 2 million.. dats horrible outa 5 new artists jus 2 mill! c’mon now and what happened to (da band) and (boyz in da hood)???

  • http://xxl.com fresh2def

    people need 2 get into der head dat ludacris, is going to go plat, but this aint going 2 happen until next year. i copped his new shit and dat was crackkkkkkk!
    oh yeah go cop my man, new shit da game
    DOCTORS ADVOCATE, NOVEMBER 14TH

  • Toadman

    Tha lil bitch Diddy = 170k the first week
    My nigga Luda: >300k the first week
    Where are you fuckin bitch???????? “Bad boy is back” looooooooool!!!!!!

    DTP 4 life nigga! And we just getting started…

  • DOUBLE UP

    ANYBODY KNOW WHEN LIL WAYNE DROPPED HIS ALBUM? WASNT IT THIS YEAR?

  • OFFICIAL

    harlem g is a bitch that nigga dont live in harlem trust me not even upstate that dude live in oregon lol!

  • P-Diddy

    Hey playboy go fetch me some sugar cookies.

  • Big Chops

    LAST AGAIN H-A H-A H-A!!!!!!!!

  • she

    jigga gone sell more than this…absolutely

  • Her Confidential

    He`s garbage, but Keyshia Cole ad Christina Aguilera rocked those two songs, i must admit.

  • Dylan

    Am a rapper not a suga cookie geta.

  • acluv23

    Rappers these days are too cocky!
    but i like Luda and T.I , jay.Z and Game..these are real lyricist, real artist…Diddy should just stick to clothes be rich and be happy! But this downloading thing is only gonna get worse..I wish Gospel rap artist sold this much!

  • Stax On Deck

    Take that Take that. Bad Boy Baby. Do Your Thang Diddy. If you know most of the album was purchased by white folks and females. You know ain’t no real nigga coping this shyt. But Hey He Did his numbers…

  • http://none killa black

    This new nigger name Blu-Black is hot go check it out at myspace.com/blublack

    Now this is a good thing thats happening to all the over the hill rappers that stay to long in the game. Its time to let new rappers in and stop taking up space. the people has spoken. hes not the only one, hova aint sell like he would have wanted to, but he still did more than puff, he write check yes, but when everyone knows you dont write your own shit, its time to go, trust me i love puff, hes era was the best era, when hip hop was at its best, if you were at the tunnel when they played a BAD BOY joint, you knew who ran the city, BIG, but hes gone, mase aint mase no more, LOX is gone, puff its time to go, but love is love, stay up puff.

  • jON

    everyone is talkin shit that game flopped that banks flopped

    this is a flop

  • yeah

    diddy sucks.. hands down no question